Sunday 10 April 2011

Privates Moses Moss

Born on 20 July 1895 in England - son of Mrs. Alice Moss, Oswaldtwisthe, Lancashire, England - friend of Mrs. F. Turner, Westboro, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1914: trade as driver; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 30 December 1914 (number 410142) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 30 October or 1 November 1917 - invalided to England on 4 November 1917 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps on 15 May 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

No comments: